The association’s objectives are the generation and dissemination of knowledge for manufacturing and marketing shoes and shoe materials without hazardous substances as well as for environmentally compatible production. 

Specifically, these are:

  • Pool and forward knowledge about hazardous substances as well as current and future statutory regulations
  • Develop prevention strategies and actively implement consumer protection
  • Run a public awareness campaign
  • Commission scientific research for analyzing the potential hazards of substances used in shoes
  • Develop replacement substances and processes or commission their development
  • Prepare and publish studies about hazardous substances
  • Promote theses and dissertations that deal with hazardous substances in shoes and their prevention
  • Implement measures suitable for manufacturing and marketing environmentally compatible shoes without hazardous substances